Beauty: Update Your Exfoliating Regimen

Spring, is finally here bringing with it the yearn to give a bit of a refresh to our skin – waking it up from being somewhat dull and tired. Enter, exfoliation. Providing a bit of a kick-start and a little extra attention to boost the natural renewal cycle it helps the skin to breathe, look radiant and feel ultra-smooth.

Aiding in removing the dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface, it’s important to introduce this important step into your beauty regimen especially considering that as we age our cell turnover slows down leaving us with a dull lifeless complexion. By doing weekly exfoliation it will help get rid of the dead top layer of skin allowing moisturisers and serums to better penetrate into the skin and help foundation glide on more smoothly, instead of just having them sit on the skin’s surface giving you build up on top of build up resulting in blocked pores, and a dull lifeless complexion.  Here are some of our at-home options in case you can’t get to your facialist for routine exfoliating facials.

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads: 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid to help retexture and resurface, whilst witch hazel helps tone. It also contains hyaluronic acid to aid in moisturizing and refreshing the skin whilst blue daisy soothes and calms.

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Exfoliator: Contains jojoba beads, olive stone exfoliators and seaweed to refresh and clarify the skin, aids to refine pores whilst deeply cleansing the skin. Suitable for combination/oily skin.  Skin will feel super-soft and beautifully clean with every use.

Monu Micro Exfoliant: This powerful dual-action microdermabrasion treatment works to redefine skin texture and reduce appearance of fine lines and pores. Using only the purest of ingredients to leave skin smooth refreshed and revitalized. How to apply: massage into the face and neck avoiding eye area, use 2-3 times per week for oily or congested skin, use 1-2 times per week for acne-prone, dry or mature skin types. Rinse with warm water.

Ole Henriksen ‘Walnut Complexion Scrub’ face exfoliator: When activated in water the finely ground walnut powder foams up to help enhance the skin’s natural renewal cycle leaving the skin awakened and refreshed. Apply to wet skin and massage in circular motions then rinse with warm water, apply toner, cream and eye care after. Use twice or thrice a week in place of your regular cleanser, in case of excess impurities and oil or makeup, cleanse with your regular cleanser first.

Facetheory Glycolic Exfoliating Cleanser: Soap-free AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser with glycolic acid, salicylic acid and willow bark extract. Tiny pieces of pumice provide a very gentle exfoliation without harmful environmental effects of microbeads. Great for leaving skin feeling cleansed, purified, fresh and soft and without any redness. Can help to reduce appearance of enlarged pores and helps combat against blocked pores.

About the Author

London’s go-to prestigious beauty therapist. Fere is renowned for her bespoke non-invasive facials, tailor made and adapted to the needs of each and every client. She now counts more than 30 years experience and a wealth of beauty knowledge in her endless pursuit for the body beautiful. Fere & Hasti is founded by mother and daughter duo. Hasti Parangi, Fere’s daughter also offers bespoke facials and also practices holistic healing. The two talents make Neville hair and beauty, 5 Pont Street, Belgravia SW1X 9EJ an unrivaled one-stop to wellbeing and younger, brighter, beautiful skin. Follow them on instagram @fereandhasti and check out their website at